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Mental Health Hackathon

Building Youth-Led Mental Health Solutions For Our Community



About The Program

The Mental Health Hackathon is a unique program designed to empower students to take action and find innovative solutions to improve youth mental health within their communities. Throughout the program, students work collaboratively in teams to generate a series of youth-led solutions that could be integrated into their school, community, or digital world. 

The challenges include a school-based program, a digital tool, and a supportive community space. Throughout the program, students learn about the organisations contributing to supporting mental health in young people before embarking on a design-sprint to generate their own solutions. 

In the program, students dive deep into user-centred design, tackling important mental health topics, exploring youth perspectives, engaging in digital prototyping, and delving into the intricacies of interior space design. Additionally, it provides a valuable opportunity for students to connect with mental health professionals, gaining valuable insights and advice to aid in the development of their innovative solutions.

Age Group

This program has been designed for High School students and is recommended specifically for Grade 9-12 students.

Program Length

This program can be adapted in length to run for a full day in length.

Longer programs allow students to further develop their skills and dive deeper into the program content. Shorter programs are great as a taster experience for students touching lightly on the key topics.

Topics Covered

In this program we will be covering the following topics:

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Case Studies

The Mental Health Hackathon is a popular program with schools looking to provide students with an opportunity to build their skills in innovation and design thinking whilst also making an impact.

Examples of how schools have utilised this program in the past include:

Logan City Council | Year 9-10: A full day hackathon for students from across the region to develop impactful solutions to a pressing challenge in the local community. Click here to find out more.

St Mark's Anglican School | Year 8: A term long unit of work designed to help students develop their skills in design thinking. Click here to find out more.

Queensland Family & Child Comission | Year 9-12: A virtual hackathon for young leaders across Queensland to help them develop impactful initiatives to support young people in their communities. Click here to find out more.

We understand that every school and every class is different. That is why our team of experienced facilitators work with every client to tailor each program to their context.

Let's Chat

We understand that every school and every class is different. If you'd like to chat further about how we can make this program the best fit for your context, book a free 15-minute call with our team of facilitators to chat further! 

Enquire Now

If you would like to organise a program for your students, make sure to submit an enquiry below and our team will be in touch to help bring your program to life!

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